I thought this was supposed to be a WATCH?!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mavis, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. mavis macrumors 68040

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    I've had my Apple Watch for about a day now, and I have to say I'm really disappointed with the lack of standard WATCH functionality.

    • There is no way to display seconds on any of the digital faces. Really, Apple??
    • There is no way to make the time be the center/main unit on the modular face. Again, I thought this was supposed to be a WATCH?!
    • The only analog face with the option to display numerals (1-12) around the dial is the Utility face, but that's the only face that only allows ONE complication at the bottom of the screen, rather than two (one in each corner).

    I find it hard to believe that every single tester or designer of the Apple Watch missed these basic flaws (well, the first two are flaws; the third is just a design problem). I hope that they fix the above soon, so that basic timekeeping functionality is finally possible.
     
  2. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Well the good thing making new watch faces is the easiest part for Apple or eventually Be able to make your own. By the way, does it have a stopwatch /countdown timer option?
     
  3. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, there are timer and stopwatch apps; there is also a chronograph face. Pressing the top right button starts/stops the stopwatch, and once it's running, the bottom right complication becomes a reset button.
     

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  4. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like this watch isn't for you. I will take it off your hands for you. ;)
     
  5. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    How are they all not design problems?
     
  6. Khabbi macrumors member

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    Watch face apps will be coming soon from many (and I mean many) developers that will fill your needs. If you've owned a pebble, you'd understand.

    just give it a little time and you'll get the watch face you want.
     
  7. undies1993 macrumors 6502a

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    Will the Apple Watch be open to this?
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    the "simple" face can have multiple compilations and 1-12 if you want.
     
  9. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    It's a different sort of watch. All conventional comparisons are optional.
     
  10. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Actually, the Simple face can't show 1-12, which seems to me to be a glaring oversight. :( I've attached a screenshot showing the only numeral options on the Simple face.
     

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  11. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I agree. But it is still fundamentally a WATCH, albeit one that lacks basic timekeeping functions.
     
  12. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    I most certainly agree with you.

    I've purposely collapsed my expectations since this is a new product category.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    you are right. I am using simple and thought I saw 1-12 when setting it up, but it was the other numbers.

    unrelated, but is there a way to hide/remove stock apps?
     
  14. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, if you cycle through the faves there's already a place holder for new faces.

    I can't seem to get a different world clock to display- I'm stuck with Cupertino.
     
  15. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Right now, that's just for a new favorite you create yourself.

    Yes, see this link:

    http://www.imore.com/28-apple-watch-tips-and-tricks-you-should-know
     
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  17. mavis thread starter macrumors 68040

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    And lose all the other great features that I love? Hell no. I'd much rather Apple simply give the Apple Watch better timekeeping displays.
     
  18. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    then what's the point of this thread again?
     
  19. christarp macrumors 6502

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    Why do you need to see the seconds? Genuinely curious here.
     
  20. Mvatlarge macrumors member

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    Actually this lets you save your own customizations as a preset.
     
  21. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Apparently not. (and potentially off topic for this thread)
     
  22. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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  23. Newbie67 macrumors member

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    The apple watch screen does not stay illuminated long enough to take someone else's pulse. ( You need at least 15 seconds)So if you are in the healthcare profession it wont work for that! Which begs the question why not allow the user to extend screen time outs.
     
  24. bruizjr macrumors newbie

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    To show a different world clock time, just open the clock app on the iPhone and add your city. It will then show up on the watch complication.
     
  25. 8CoreWhore, Apr 24, 2015
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    8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    I wonder...

    http://daringfireball.net/2015/04/custom_watch_faces

    I even have seconds in digital on my rMBP, and it's not even a watch. The Watch should have a seconds option.

    Apple presents as if they're proud of the Watch as a Time Piece.
     

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